Neil Gaiman

English writer (1960–)

Neil Richard MacKinnon Gaiman[2] (/ˈɡmən/;[3] born Neil Richard Gaiman; 10 November 1960)[4] is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and movies. His known works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book.

Neil Gaiman
Gaiman in 2007
Gaiman in 2007
BornNeil Richard Gaiman
(1960-11-10) 10 November 1960 (age 63)
Portchester, Hampshire, England
OccupationNovelist, graphic novelist and screenwriter
GenreFantasy, horror, science fiction, dark fantasy
Notable worksThe Sandman, Neverwhere, American Gods, Stardust, Coraline, The Graveyard Book, Good Omens, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

He has won many awards, including the Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker awards, as well as the Newbery and Carnegie medals. He is the first author to win both the Newbery and the Carnegie medals for the same work, The Graveyard Book (2008).

In 2013, The Ocean at the End of the Lane was voted Book of the Year in the British National Book Awards.[5]

Gaiman is married to Amanda Palmer. He lives in Wisconsin and Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has a son and two daughters by his ex-wife, and a son from Palmer, his current wife.


  1. "Neil Gaiman". Saturday Live. 12 October 2013. BBC Radio 4. Retrieved 18 January 2014.
  2. Born as Neil Richard Gaiman, with "Mackinnon" added on the occasion of his marriage to Amanda Palmer. "Wedding: Palmer — Gaiman", Lexington Minuteman, 14 January 2011, archived from the original on 12 October 2013
  3. "Author Name Pronunciation Guide – Neil Gaiman". Archived from the original on 22 October 2013. Retrieved 26 July 2011.
  4. Miller, John Jackson (June 10, 2005). "Comics Industry Birthdays". Comics Buyer's Guide. Archived from the original on October 30, 2010. Retrieved September 5, 2014.
  5. Press Association (26 December 2013). "Neil Gaiman novel wins Book of the Year". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 December 2013.

Other websites


  Media related to Neil Gaiman at Wikimedia Commons   Quotations related to Neil Gaiman at Wikiquote